Oxo Tower Wharf

 
 

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ADDRESS
Bargehouse Street, South Bank, Off Upper Ground, London SE1 9PH 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Galleries and Shops: Tue to Sun 11am-6pm | Viewing Platform: Until late (when the restaurant closes)
 
PRICES
Free
 

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  • Visitor Information

Oxo Tower WharfOriginally a power station, later a reprocessing plant owned by the Oxo Company, the bold, Art Deco Oxo Tower was marked out as ripe for demolition in the 1980s. Opposition prevented its destruction and the site was redeveloped in the 1990s as a multifaceted venue, with its architectural heritage still in tact. Oxo had wanted to adorn the tower with illuminated signs advertising the name of their product. When this proposal was rejected, the tower was built with four sets of three vertically-aligned windows, each of which happened to be in the shapes of a circle, a cross and a circle. Today the illuminated OXO makes the tower visible for miles around. Flanked by two green open parks, visitors can follow a riverside walk up to the tower's refurbished doors to explore the shops, restaurants (including the Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie), galleries, cafes and studios that populate its once empty, vacuous rooms. The best way to experience the Oxo Tower is as part of a leisurely riverside stroll along the South Bank; taking in Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Gabriel's Wharf and the many pubs and sights that adorn the banks of the Thames.

Best for:
Riverside views from public viewing platform on 8th floor.

 

LondonTown.com - Oxo Tower Wharf Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Southwark Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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ibis London Blackfriars
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £54  29% off
49 Blackfriars Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4Y | 7 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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Somerset House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the world. ... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
Dr Jules Wright, founder and owner of The Wapping Project, has opened up a second gallery space - the Wapping Project Bankside. Located next to Tate ... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, WC2R | 6 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 25th April 2015
Novello Theatre, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 10 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 11 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 13 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Oxo Tower Wharf
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
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Oxo Tower Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Oxo Tower Wharf
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Oxo Tower, Wharf Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Oxo Tower Wharf
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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Oxo Tower Wharf
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 19 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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London > Leisure > Martial Arts
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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Oxo Tower Wharf
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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Galadari
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 6 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | 8 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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Two Temple Place
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Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Oxo Tower Wharf
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National Original Print Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Bankside Gallery 5 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

An open-submission print exhibition presented by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and aimed at promoting the best of printmaking to ...More

Artist-Led Workshops: Summer 2014
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

Tate Modern 7 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

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I Love You Because: Sedos
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

Bridewell Theatre 7 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

Robert J Stanex directs Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham's slice-of-life musical....More

Society Of Feline Artists: Annual London Show 2014
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

Llewellyn Alexander Gallery 8 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

More than 300 oil paintings, watercolours, acrylics, prints and drawings by more than 50 artists....More

Jim Wills & Chris Underhill
Concerts | On 16th September 2014 

St Bride's Church 8 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

The two musicians collaborate to perform a selection of classical works....More

Still Moving Body: Course
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

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Tom Phillips: Illuminated Tweets
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

Displays tracking the poet's Humument through it's digital incarnations....More

Gamelan Intermediate Course
Exhibitions | On 16th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

Introductory gamelan workshops....More

Tom Phillips, Illuminated Tweets : Opening Event
Exhibitions | On 16th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

An opportunity to view Tom Phillips' ever-changing creation....More

Grayson Perry: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 16th September 2014 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf

An entertaining lecture with Perry....More

 
 
 
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